Lagos: From Fire to Quit Notice

  By Oji Odu Another perculiar mess (penkelemess) according to the late First Republic politician, Papa Adelabu may be in the offing in Lagos state. The state government has ordered residents living close to the Olusosun, Ojota refuse dump site to quit the area. The order which followed the shutdown of the site due to the inferno that engulfed the site for some days has cut short the joy that greeted the state’s earlier decision to shut the refuse dump, especially from the residents living within that axis. Their joy…

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Shutting Down Lagos Eyesore

  By Oji Odu Although many sympathised with those that accrued loses during last Wednesday, March 18, 2018 inferno that left vehicles, goods et cetera destroyed, however, another good number are not happy for yet another reason. Lagos state government now wants to remove the dumpsite following the loss of about 10 of its transportation buses (LAGBUS) in the fire that put that axis of the state at standstill. Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, reacting, said that the state government has decided to shut down the Olusosun dump site in…

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Optometrists Warns That Smoking And Drinking Can Make One Go Blind

A Benin-based optometrist, Dr. Ozor Ibhade, has warned that excessive smoking and drinking are likely to cause visual impairment in humans. Ibhade told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Benin that about 253 people in the world had visual impairment out of which 36 million of them were actually blind. She said, “Many people suffer from visual impairment as a result of ignorance of the ways and methods of taking care of their eyes.” She explained that the eye, being one of the sensitive organs of the human body,…

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Yusuf Buhari Returns

It will be recalled that Yusuf was involved in a bike accident in Gwarimpa, Abuja on December 26, 2017. He was subsequently admitted at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja where he was discharged on January 12. Not impressed with the health state of Yusuf, he was flown to Germany for proper medical treatment. Yesterday, there was funfare at the presidential Villa as Yusuf returned from Germany, hale and hearty. On land at the airport, he was received by the Minister of Health (State) Dr. Osagie, while at the Villa he was welcomed…

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Lagos State Vision of Dirt

By Oji Odu “Visionscape, the new operators of Lagos state waste management cannot solve the problems of really managing waste in the state. Like other political appointments, they are just speaking English to confuse Lagosians of their ability and preparedness to manage over 15 metric million tonnes of waste generated daily in Nigeria’s ‘Centre of Excellence’. “From the way they are operating, it shows that that they don’t have any vision. They are like the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) who are just there to collect revenue as they lack the…

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